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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-22-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By N8RV
Sadly, I used to have one. When I decided to use...

Sadly, I used to have one. When I decided to use an IO engine, I had to order a new smooth lower cowling. The one with the scoop sat in my shop in a box for years. I couldn't get any takers for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-11-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,938
Posted By N8RV
Excellent post of thankfulness and tribute,...

Excellent post of thankfulness and tribute, Smokey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By N8RV
Thumbs up WAY TO GO, JERRY!!

WAY TO GO, JERRY!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,242
Posted By N8RV
Welcome to the club, David. We are all assembled...

Welcome to the club, David. We are all assembled with different parts -- very few have the same parts as Bob Hoover or Chuck Yeager. Some spent their entire careers flying professionally and keep...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 98,208
Posted By N8RV
I believe we know why there's a "placeholder" for...

I believe we know why there's a "placeholder" for the next installment. :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 98,208
Posted By N8RV
For some reason, I think this story will end with...

For some reason, I think this story will end with Vlad being invited to the Kremlin to meet with Putin. :eek:

Vlad, you could be the Dennis Rodman of the RV world! :D:D:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,346
Posted By N8RV
No, Scott, I won't be there. My Oshkosh days are...

No, Scott, I won't be there. My Oshkosh days are over. However, I will always think fondly of these meetings over the years when the end of July rolls around. The RV-8 Gatherings at the Theater in...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-27-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,178
Posted By N8RV
Great tribute to your father, Jerry. My...

Great tribute to your father, Jerry. My condolences to you and your family on your loss.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-19-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By N8RV
Ryan, all I can offer is hearsay. The guy we...

Ryan, all I can offer is hearsay. The guy we rented a condo from last winter has an RV based at Glendale. He enjoys the place, but did admit that there are tensions between the city, the airport...
Forum: Safety 09-09-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,693
Posted By N8RV
Interesting topic, David, and the responses will...

Interesting topic, David, and the responses will be as varied as the experiences of the responders.

I spent a few years lusting after RVs at Oshkosh, then began building an -8 soon after they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,134
Posted By N8RV
Congrats and condolences indeed, Paul. Having...

Congrats and condolences indeed, Paul. Having recently sold "Smokey" to a new owner, I feel your pain. The RV community is, and has always been, GREAT! It's particularly tough this week, with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,703
Posted By N8RV
Kevin, don't forget the doughnuts! Have fun,...

Kevin, don't forget the doughnuts! Have fun, all. :)
Forum: Texas (North) 03-25-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,253
Posted By N8RV
I did tech school at Sheppard many (many) years...

I did tech school at Sheppard many (many) years ago. Never left the base, except for some field training. Saw my first armadillos there. I guess they are Oklahoma's version of possums up...
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,640
Posted By N8RV
I grew tired of borrowing a friend's heavy wing...

I grew tired of borrowing a friend's heavy wing jack a few years ago and did a search for a better solution and found this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,803
Posted By N8RV
Welcome to Van's RV Navy Squadron! Looks and...

Welcome to Van's RV Navy Squadron! Looks and sounds GREAT! Congratulations. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-29-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,423
Posted By N8RV
I had a few hundred hours in my logbook -- mostly...

I had a few hundred hours in my logbook -- mostly in a Grumman Yankee, which was an excellent trainer for transitioning to RVs -- and sold that a couple years into my RV-8 build. Since I took so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,772
Posted By N8RV
Good point, Sam. We ARE dealing with a...

Good point, Sam. We ARE dealing with a government bureaucracy here. However, I'm not the first to point that out, I'm sure ...

Case in point: The AR pistol and BATFE. For any shooters out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,772
Posted By N8RV
I just contacted my representative and both US...

I just contacted my representative and both US senators regarding these bills. One senator (R) is a co-sponsor, the other (D) is not. Perhaps my letter will illuminate the issue for him a bit.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,030
Posted By N8RV
When our son was about 10, a fellow visited our...

When our son was about 10, a fellow visited our field in an RV. After they left, we wandered over to check it out, having just returned from Oshkosh.

Naturally, The Boy was now an EAA judge. He...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,336
Posted By N8RV
And as always, Bob Dimeo is in charge of...

And as always, Bob Dimeo is in charge of doughnuts. :D :D :D
Forum: Safety 07-10-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,780
Posted By N8RV
I spent more time on my ELT this condition...

I spent more time on my ELT this condition inspection than on anything else. Took out the 6 perfectly-good-never-used D-cell batteries and scrounged new ones from a drawer at home. As I was hooking...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,336
Posted By N8RV
Kevin, I still have nametags and Sharpies left...

Kevin, I still have nametags and Sharpies left over from meetings of yore. I'd be happy to bring them ... except I won't be there, either.

Sorry, I know that didn't help much. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 25,137
Posted By N8RV
Dan, I won't be in attendance this year, so you...

Dan, I won't be in attendance this year, so you may have my share of brew.

Twenty-five consecutive years is enough Oshkosh for me. But it sounds like you'll have a good batch of noobs to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,753
Posted By N8RV
A hearty congrats to the winner! Sell the...

A hearty congrats to the winner! Sell the Cardinal 1/2 share to pay the taxes and enjoy your new (slower) Debonair. :D

The obvious moral of the story is that if you get a call from Bob Collins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,651
Posted By N8RV
That's what I tried. When I first fired up my...

That's what I tried. When I first fired up my Whelen nav/strobes, the wingtip lenses started to melt from the heat of the incandescent nav lights! So, when some LED bulbs came out several years ago...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,273
Posted By N8RV
In the 25 Oshkosh conventions that I have...

In the 25 Oshkosh conventions that I have attended, I've flown into about 1/3 of them, and nearly every arrival has been "interesting."

I've been behind the low-n-slow kinds and instructed by ATC to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,975
Posted By N8RV
Donuts. Are. Back!

Yes, you read that. Back by popular demand. Enjoy!http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/N8RV/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps57a8d2b9.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,512
Posted By N8RV
Many years ago, I had a Grumman Yankee with the...

Many years ago, I had a Grumman Yankee with the VF-84 paint scheme that my RV-8 now sports, and I'd heard that Fifi was visiting the airport at neighboring South Bend. So, I fired up the Yankee and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,975
Posted By N8RV
Jon, this will be my 25th consecutive Oshkosh...

Jon, this will be my 25th consecutive Oshkosh trip, and I've watched the convention change considerably over that time. Some changes have been good, some bad, all depending on what each of us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 29,187
Posted By N8RV
Great post, Jeff. Looking forward to #2 this...

Great post, Jeff. Looking forward to #2 this year. Every morning. :D

See you in a few weeks ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,508
Posted By N8RV
If this problem has been posted before, I...

If this problem has been posted before, I apparently missed it. My flap motor HAS to be an old one, since I would have received it with the fuse kit, which would have been around '99 or so.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,112
Posted By N8RV
Oshkosh365.org ... gone?

With the snow finally gone (I hope!), it's flying season around here again. I thought I'd see what EAA Fly-ins might be in the area this weekend, since the weather is supposed to be grand, and my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,248
Posted By N8RV
I received an (unsolicited) e-mail from Lee, the...

I received an (unsolicited) e-mail from Lee, the vendor who has surplus/scrap aircraft parts, informing me that he has a few more mirrors on eBay right now (4/6/14) if anyone is interested.

No clue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,193
Posted By N8RV
I feel vindicated. :D I discovered Decal Pro...

I feel vindicated. :D

I discovered Decal Pro several years ago, and bought the setup to make some decals for my side panel switches and a few other markings on the panel. Even had to buy a laser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,170
Posted By N8RV
What's she supposed to say from back there ......

What's she supposed to say from back there ... NO? :D

Well done, Greg. Outstanding.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,281
Posted By N8RV
Jon, that's good info about two muffs in series...

Jon, that's good info about two muffs in series not increasing heat appreciably -- but disheartening, because I've been meaning to do just that for the last few years. When it gets below about 25...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,686
Posted By N8RV
Don't forget to add ejection seat stickers. :D

Don't forget to add ejection seat stickers. :D
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,312
Posted By N8RV
I don't want to talk you out of anything, but do...

I don't want to talk you out of anything, but do you really need them? Unless you're planning to fly IFR or at night, are they really necessary?

I ask because many years ago, when I was planning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,204
Posted By N8RV
Hahaha! I think you and I would get along great....

Hahaha! I think you and I would get along great. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-19-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,129
Posted By N8RV
Excellent!

Most excellent, Jon! Like others, the original video is one of my all-time favs, so I have been patiently waiting for a sequel. You two did not disappoint.

Some fathers have videos of backpacking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,498
Posted By N8RV
That's not a problem for me. I've had years of...

That's not a problem for me. I've had years of practice when people stop by my plane and ask me questions about how I did something, or why something was done a certain way ...

I just say, "Go ask...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,498
Posted By N8RV
Don, I think that is an excellent suggestion,...

Don, I think that is an excellent suggestion, personally. After all, we who inhabit the acres behind the tent are the real sales force for Van's. I would imagine that most prospective builders who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,498
Posted By N8RV
I could be wrong, but I don't think Van's employs...

I could be wrong, but I don't think Van's employs anyone purely for marketing at Oshkosh. No hired models to bring in guys (some vendors do that), no glad-handers with big hooks to pull in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-28-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 45,753
Posted By N8RV
Angry Here's a PIREP for you ...

EAA has done a lot of things to honk me off over the years, but THIS is the last straw!

The Breakfast of Champions -- Oshkosh Doughnuts -- are no more. They sell a tiny little bag of "mini-donuts"...
Forum: Safety 07-22-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,307
Posted By N8RV
A practical observation is that everybody's...

A practical observation is that everybody's situation is different. Not everyone has a Danny King to pitch in and lend a hand while building, or to volunteer to fly off the first hour or so to make...
Forum: Safety 07-22-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,307
Posted By N8RV
With all due respect, Gary, that's not entirely...

With all due respect, Gary, that's not entirely true. Not all settings for these glass gizmos can be done on the ground. Setting the AOA, for example -- arguably an important, if not essential,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,421
Posted By N8RV
Dang ... and I thought you forgot about that. ...

Dang ... and I thought you forgot about that. :-(

Want some in a glass this year, Mark?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,421
Posted By N8RV
That's great news, Dan! Mark seems like a real...

That's great news, Dan! Mark seems like a real stand-up guy (for a Fed.) I hope everybody will gather around for a bit and get to know him. Attendance was sparse last year, and there was some great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,421
Posted By N8RV
Dan, if I drag Danny King along with me, will...

Dan, if I drag Danny King along with me, will that suffice? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,421
Posted By N8RV
Three comments: 1) Chicago is performing on...

Three comments:

1) Chicago is performing on Monday night. Normally, this conflict would cause me angst, but after their performance last time at Oshkosh, I'll be at the RV Social. :(

2) From...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,258
Posted By N8RV
That task is annually relegated to Bob DiMeo. I...

That task is annually relegated to Bob DiMeo. I would never usurp his authority and steal his thunder!

When and how did "Mutha" become "Badger?" Gotta be a story there ... :D

Unlike Paul, I don't...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-15-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,125
Posted By N8RV
The name Von Alexander pops into my head quite...

The name Von Alexander pops into my head quite often. In fact, I always intended to put his name, along with a couple of others, somewhere on the plane.

Your dad was one of the early RV-8 builders...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,359
Posted By N8RV
I've often heard pilots proclaim that they say...

I've often heard pilots proclaim that they say out loud what they're touching with each checklist item. I've never seen the need for such foolishness.

Until last weekend. :eek:

I took Smokey up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,525
Posted By N8RV
If EAA is paying over half-a-mil to the FAA for...

If EAA is paying over half-a-mil to the FAA for controllers this year, they'd better not be sending rookies! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,586
Posted By N8RV
Congrats, Paul. Welcome to the club! I'm sure...

Congrats, Paul. Welcome to the club! I'm sure you will have many hours of intimate pleasure with your new friend. It's a special time when you latch the canopy and line up with the runway....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,818
Posted By N8RV
Yeah, Joel Harding. I knew it was a familiar...

Yeah, Joel Harding. I knew it was a familiar name, but couldn't recall it.

Anybody know if he's still flying it? Sure would be nice to see Phil's plane. Well, Joel's plane. Joel's Phil plane. ...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-29-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,849
Posted By N8RV
What he said. :) When that firestorm erupted...

What he said. :)

When that firestorm erupted and we all saw the true character of those at JPI, I also wrote a succinct letter to JPI informing them that I would NEVER purchase any of their...
Forum: California 03-25-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,839
Posted By N8RV
A couple of decades ago, I flew over to the South...

A couple of decades ago, I flew over to the South Bend Regional Airport in my Grumman Yankee because I heard that "FIFI" would be there. It's a small enough airport that when the tower asked where I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 44,411
Posted By N8RV
Let's see ... it has fixed gear ... a prop ......

Let's see ... it has fixed gear ... a prop ... it's not in space ... has a couple of normal looking people posing with it ...

What part got Photoshopped, the tie-down rings? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,525
Posted By N8RV
I don't see a problem with renaming Blackbelly. ...

I don't see a problem with renaming Blackbelly. I've generated nicknames for each of our kids -- Sarah became "Ziggy" (she looked just like the cartoon character as an infant), Joe became "Skeezer"...
Forum: Safety 02-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,082
Posted By N8RV
You forgot one, Dan: 220-lb...

You forgot one, Dan:

220-lb Swedish-Irish-English-BUBBA capacitor. Yeah, that's better. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,357
Posted By N8RV
My new watch!

Well, my new watch arrived and it's ... BIG. Not used to such a large watch. However, looking like a panel instrument will allow me to at least dream of flying Smokey while the weather around here...
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